Proposed Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Beaver Falls, PA; and Zelienople, PA, 13708-13710 [2018-06389]

Download as PDF 13708 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 62 / Friday, March 30, 2018 / Proposed Rules The Proposed Amendment Authority for This Rulemaking Title 49 of the United States Code specifies the FAA’s authority to issue rules on aviation safety. Subtitle I, section 106, describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. ‘‘Subtitle VII: Aviation Programs,’’ describes in more detail the scope of the Agency’s authority. We are issuing this rulemaking under the authority described in ‘‘Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart III, Section 44701: General requirements.’’ Under that section, Congress charges the FAA with promoting safe flight of civil aircraft in air commerce by prescribing regulations for practices, methods, and procedures the Administrator finds necessary for safety in air commerce. This regulation is within the scope of that authority because it addresses an unsafe condition that is likely to exist or develop on products identified in this rulemaking action. amozie on DSK30RV082PROD with PROPOSALS • Replacing the yoke assembly would require 6 work-hours and $798 for parts, for a cost of $1,308 per helicopter. • Inspecting for and applying sealant would require 1 work-hour and $30 for parts, for a cost of $115 per helicopter. Based on these costs, we expect a total cost of $1,423 per helicopter and $354,327 for the U.S. operator fleet. ■ Regulatory Findings We determined that this proposed AD would not have federalism implications under Executive Order 13132. This proposed AD would not have a substantial direct effect on the States, on the relationship between the national Government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. For the reasons discussed, I certify this proposed regulation: 1. Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866; 2. Is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under the DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034, February 26, 1979); 3. Will not affect intrastate aviation in Alaska to the extent that it justifies making a regulatory distinction; and 4. Will not have a significant economic impact, positive or negative, on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. We prepared an economic evaluation of the estimated costs to comply with this proposed AD and placed it in the AD docket. List of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 39 Air transportation, Aircraft, Aviation safety, Incorporation by reference, Safety. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:11 Mar 29, 2018 Jkt 244001 Accordingly, under the authority delegated to me by the Administrator, the FAA proposes to amend 14 CFR part 39 as follows: PART 39—AIRWORTHINESS DIRECTIVES 1. The authority citation for part 39 continues to read as follows: Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(g), 40113, 44701. § 39.13 [Amended] 2. The FAA amends § 39.13 by adding the following new airworthiness directive (AD): ■ Robinson Helicopter Company: Docket No. FAA–2017–0682; Directorate Identifier 2017–SW–028–AD. (a) Applicability This AD applies to Robinson Helicopter Company (Robinson) Model R66 helicopters, serial numbers 0003 through 0752, with a tail rotor drive shaft assembly part number (P/N) D224–3 or D224–4 tail rotor drive shaft assembly installed, certificated in any category. (b) Unsafe Condition This AD defines the unsafe condition as failure of a tail rotor driveshaft forward bearing. This condition could result in failure of the tail rotor driveshaft and subsequent loss of helicopter control. (c) Comments Due Date We must receive comments by May 29, 2018. (d) Compliance You are responsible for performing each action required by this AD within the specified compliance time unless it has already been accomplished prior to that time. (e) Required Actions Within 100 hours TIS: (1) Replace the tail rotor drive shaft forward yoke assembly with a yoke assembly part number D224–5, if not previously done. (2) Remove the forward inspection plug assembly from the tailcone and either remove the B322–2 cover from the top of the third tailcone bay or, if an antenna is installed, remove the antenna and pull the circuit breaker. (3) Visually inspect the forward and aft sides of the hanger bearing and damper bearing for sealant along the junction of the seal and bearing outer race. If the sealant is less than 0.5 inch in length, clean the area and apply a minimum 0.5 inch long bead of polysulfide fuel-resistant sealant at the junction of the seal and bearing outer race. (f) Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOC) (1) The Manager, Los Angeles ACO Branch, FAA, may approve AMOCs for this AD. Send your proposal to: Danny Nguyen, Aerospace Engineer, Los Angeles ACO Branch, Compliance & Airworthiness Division, FAA, PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 3960 Paramount Blvd., Lakewood, California 90712; telephone (562) 627–5247; email 9ANM-LAACO-AMOC-REQUESTS@faa.gov. (2) For operations conducted under a 14 CFR part 119 operating certificate or under 14 CFR part 91, subpart K, we suggest that you notify your principal inspector, or lacking a principal inspector, the manager of the local flight standards district office or certificate holding district office before operating any aircraft complying with this AD through an AMOC. (g) Additional Information For service information identified in this AD, contact Robinson Helicopter Company, 2901 Airport Drive, Torrance, CA 90505; telephone (310) 539–0508; fax (310) 539– 5198; or at http://www.robinsonheli.com/ servelib.htm. You may review a copy of information at the FAA, Office of the Regional Counsel, Southwest Region, 10101 Hillwood Pkwy., Room 6N–321, Fort Worth, TX 76177. (h) Subject Joint Aircraft Service Component (JASC) Code: 6510, Tail Rotor Drive Shaft. Issued in Fort Worth, Texas, on March 23, 2018. Lance T. Gant, Director, Compliance & Airworthiness Division, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 2018–06449 Filed 3–29–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2017–0954; Airspace Docket No. 17–AEA–16] Proposed Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Beaver Falls, PA; and Zelienople, PA Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). AGENCY: This action proposes to amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface, at Beaver Falls, PA, as the University of Pittsburg Medical Center Beaver Valley Heliport has closed, and controlled airspace is no longer required. The geographic coordinates of the Ellwood City VORTAC, noted in the Beaver County Airport, Beaver Falls, PA, description, also would be amended in the associated Class E airspace. Also, the term Airport Facility Directory would be replaced with Chart Supplement. Additionally, this action would amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface at Zelienople SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\30MRP1.SGM 30MRP1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 62 / Friday, March 30, 2018 / Proposed Rules amozie on DSK30RV082PROD with PROPOSALS Municipal Airport (formerly Zelienople Airport), PA, by recognizing the airport’s name change and updating the airport’s geographical coordinates. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at these airports. DATES: Comments must be received on or before May 14, 2018. ADDRESSES: Send comments on this proposal to: U. S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West Bldg. Ground Floor Rm W12–140, Washington, DC 20590; telephone: 1(800) 647–5527, or (202) 366–9826. You must identify the Docket No. FAA–2017–0954; Airspace Docket No. 17–AEA–16, at the beginning of your comments. You may also submit and review received comments through the internet at http://www.regulations.gov. You may review the public docket containing the proposal, any comments received, and any final disposition in person in the Dockets Office between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. FAA Order 7400.11B, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, and subsequent amendments can be viewed on line at http://www.faa.gov/air_ traffic/publications/. For further information, you can contact the Airspace Policy Group, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC, 20591; telephone: (202) 267–8783. The Order is also available for inspection at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of FAA Order 7400.11B at NARA, call (202) 741–6030, or go to https:// www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ ibr-locations.html. FAA Order 7400.11, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, is published yearly and effective on September 15. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Fornito, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, 1701 Columbia Ave., College Park, GA 30337; telephone (404) 305–6364. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority for This Rulemaking The FAA’s authority to issue rules regarding aviation safety is found in Title 49 of the United States Code. Subtitle I, Section 106 describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, Aviation Programs, describes in more detail the scope of the agency’s authority. This rulemaking is VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:11 Mar 29, 2018 Jkt 244001 promulgated under the authority described in Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart I, Section 40103. Under that section, the FAA is charged with prescribing regulations to assign the use of airspace necessary to ensure the safety of aircraft and the efficient use of airspace. This regulation is within the scope of that authority as it would amend Class D and E airspace at Beaver County Airport, Beaver Falls, PA, and Class E airspace at Zelienople Municipal Airport, Zelienople, PA, to support IFR operations at these airports. Comments Invited Interested persons are invited to comment on this rule by submitting such written data, views, or arguments, as they may desire. Comments that provide the factual basis supporting the views and suggestions presented are particularly helpful in developing reasoned regulatory decisions on the proposal. Comments are specifically invited on the overall regulatory, aeronautical, economic, environmental, and energy-related aspects of the proposal. Communications should identify both docket numbers and be submitted in triplicate to the address listed above. You may also submit comments through the internet at http:// www.regulations.gov. Persons wishing the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments on this action must submit with those comments a self-addressed stamped postcard on which the following statement is made: ‘‘Comments to Docket No. FAA–2017–0954; Airspace Docket No. 17–AEA–16.’’ The postcard will be date/time stamped and returned to the commenter. All communications received before the specified closing date for comments will be considered before taking action on the proposed rule. The proposal contained in this notice may be changed in light of the comments received. A report summarizing each substantive public contact with FAA personnel concerned with this rulemaking will be filed in the docket. Availability of NPRMs An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded through the internet at http://www.regulations.gov. Recently published rulemaking documents can also be accessed through the FAA’s web page at http:// www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/ airspace_amendments/. You may review the public docket containing the proposal, any comments received, and any final disposition in person in the Dockets Office (see the PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 13709 ADDRESSES section for address and phone number) between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. An informal docket may also be examined between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays at the office of the Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, room 350, 1701 Columbia Avenue, College Park, GA 30337. Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference This document proposes to amend FAA Order 7400.11B, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 3, 2017, and effective September 15, 2017. FAA Order 7400.11B is publicly available as listed in the ADDRESSES section of this document. FAA Order 7400.11B lists Class A, B, C, D, and E airspace areas, air traffic service routes, and reporting points. The Proposal The FAA is considering an amendment to Title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 to amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more above the surface of removing University of Pittsburg Medical Center Beaver Valley Heliport, contained within the Beaver County Airport airspace description, as the heliport has closed. Also, the term Airport/Facility Directory would be replaced with Chart Supplement, and exclusionary language would be removed from the airspace description, in the associated Class D and E airspace. Additionally, the geographic coordinates of the Ellwood City VORTAC would be adjusted in the associated Class E airspace to be in concert with the FAA’s aeronautical database. Finally, the Zelienople Municipal Airport, (formerly Zelienople Airport), Zelienople, PA, name change would be recognized, and the geographic coordinates of the airport would be adjusted to coincide with the FAA’s aeronautical database. Exclusionary language also would be removed from the airspace description as it is not needed to describe the boundary. Class D and E airspace designations are published in Paragraphs 5000, 6004, and 6005, respectively, of FAA Order 7400.11B, dated August 3, 2017, and effective September 15, 2017, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class E airspace designation listed in this document will be published subsequently in the Order. E:\FR\FM\30MRP1.SGM 30MRP1 13710 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 62 / Friday, March 30, 2018 / Proposed Rules Regulatory Notices and Analyses The FAA has determined that this proposed regulation only involves an established body of technical regulations for which frequent and routine amendments are necessary to keep them operationally current. It, therefore: (1) Is not a ‘‘significant regulatory action’’ under Executive Order 12866; (2) is not a ‘‘significant rule’’ under DOT Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034; February 26, 1979); and (3) does not warrant preparation of a Regulatory Evaluation as the anticipated impact is so minimal. Since this is a routine matter that will only affect air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is certified that this proposed rule, when promulgated, will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. Environmental Review This proposal will be subject to an environmental analysis in accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, ‘‘Environmental Impacts: Policies and Procedures’’ prior to any FAA final regulatory action. PART 71—DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS 1. The authority citation for part 71 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g); 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959–1963 Comp., p. 389. [Amended] amozie on DSK30RV082PROD with PROPOSALS * * Jkt 244001 * AEA PA E4 Beaver Falls, PA [Amended] Beaver County Airport, PA (Lat. 40°46′21″ N, long. 80°23′29″ W) Ellwood City VORTAC (Lat. 40°49′30″ N, long. 80°12′41″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface within 1.3 miles each side of the Ellwood City VORTAC 248° radial extending from the 3.9-mile radius of Beaver County Airport to 1.3 miles west of the VORTAC. This Class E airspace area is effective during the specific dates and times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The effective date and time will thereafter be continuously published in the Chart Supplement. * * * * AEA PA E5 Beaver Falls, PA [Amended] Beaver County Airport, PA (Lat. 40°46′21″ N, long. 80°23′29″ W) Ellwood City VORTAC (Lat. 40°49′30″ N, long. 80°12′42″ W) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6.4-mile radius of Beaver County Airport, and within 1.8-miles each side of Ellwood City VORTAC 248° radial extending from the 6.4-mile radius to the VORTAC. * * * * * AEA PA E5 Zelienople, PA [Amended] Zelienople Municipal Airport, PA (Lat. 40°48′07″ N, long. 80°09′39″ W) That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface within a 6-mile radius of Zelienople Municipal Airport. Issued in College Park, Georgia, on March 14, 2018. Ryan W. Almasy, Manager, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic Organization. 40 CFR Part 52 [EPA–R05–OAR–2017–0100; EPA–R05– OAR–2017–0501; FRL–9976–10—Region 5] * 18:11 Mar 29, 2018 * ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY AEA PA D Beaver Falls, PA [Amended] Beaver County Airport, PA (Lat. 40°46′21″ N, long. 80°23′29″ W) That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 3,800 feet MSL VerDate Sep<11>2014 * BILLING CODE 4910–13–P Class D Airspace. * * [FR Doc. 2018–06389 Filed 3–29–18; 8:45 am] 2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of Federal Aviation Administration Order 7400.11B, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 3, 2017, and effective September 15, 2017, is amended as follows: ■ * * * The Proposed Amendment In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation Administration proposes to amend 14 CFR part 71 as follows: Paragraph 5000 Paragraph 6004 Class E Airspace Designated as an Extension to Class D or E Surface Area. Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth. Lists of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). § 71.1 within a 3.9-mile radius of the Beaver County Airport. This Class D airspace area is effective during the specific dates and times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The effective date and time will thereafter be continuously published in the Chart Supplement. Air Plan Approval; Michigan; Revisions to Volatile Organic Compound Rules Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 ACTION: Proposed rule. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve revised rules submitted by the State of Michigan as State Implementation Plan (SIP) revisions. The main revision specifies volatile organic compound (VOC) limits for cutback and emulsified asphalts as well as the test methods for determining the VOC content of these products. Michigan also moved the adoption by reference citations from Part 6. Emission Limitations and Prohibitions—Existing Sources of Volatile Organic Emissions to Part 9. Emission Limitations and Prohibitions—Miscellaneous and updated references to federal test methods in several of its Part 6 rules. DATES: Comments must be received on or before April 30, 2018. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–R05– OAR–2017–0100 or EPA–R05–OAR– 2017–0501 at http:// www.regulations.gov or via email to Aburano.Douglas@epa.gov. For comments submitted at Regulations.gov, follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Once submitted, comments cannot be edited or removed from Regulations.gov. For either manner of submission, EPA may publish any comment received to its public docket. Do not submit electronically any information you consider to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Multimedia submissions (audio, video, etc.) must be accompanied by a written comment. The written comment is considered the official comment and should include discussion of all points you wish to make. EPA will generally not consider comments or comment contents located outside of the primary submission (i.e. on the web, cloud, or other file sharing system). For additional submission methods, please contact the person identified in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. For the full EPA public comment policy, information about CBI or multimedia submissions, and general guidance on making effective comments, please visit http://www2.epa.gov/dockets/ commenting-epa-dockets. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steven Rosenthal, Environmental Engineer, Attainment Planning and Maintenance Section, Air Programs Branch (AR–18J), Environmental Protection Agency, Region 5, 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604, (312) 886–6052, rosenthal.steven@epa.gov. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\30MRP1.SGM 30MRP1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 62 (Friday, March 30, 2018)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 13708-13710]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-06389]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Aviation Administration

14 CFR Part 71

[Docket No. FAA-2017-0954; Airspace Docket No. 17-AEA-16]


Proposed Amendment of Class D and Class E Airspace; Beaver Falls, 
PA; and Zelienople, PA

AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).

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SUMMARY: This action proposes to amend Class E airspace extending 
upward from 700 feet or more above the surface, at Beaver Falls, PA, as 
the University of Pittsburg Medical Center Beaver Valley Heliport has 
closed, and controlled airspace is no longer required. The geographic 
coordinates of the Ellwood City VORTAC, noted in the Beaver County 
Airport, Beaver Falls, PA, description, also would be amended in the 
associated Class E airspace. Also, the term Airport Facility Directory 
would be replaced with Chart Supplement. Additionally, this action 
would amend Class E airspace extending upward from 700 feet or more 
above the surface at Zelienople

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Municipal Airport (formerly Zelienople Airport), PA, by recognizing the 
airport's name change and updating the airport's geographical 
coordinates. Controlled airspace is necessary for the safety and 
management of instrument flight rules (IFR) operations at these 
airports.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before May 14, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Send comments on this proposal to: U. S. Department of 
Transportation, Docket Operations, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, West 
Bldg. Ground Floor Rm W12-140, Washington, DC 20590; telephone: 1(800) 
647-5527, or (202) 366-9826. You must identify the Docket No.
    FAA-2017-0954; Airspace Docket No. 17-AEA-16, at the beginning of 
your comments. You may also submit and review received comments through 
the internet at http://www.regulations.gov. You may review the public 
docket containing the proposal, any comments received, and any final 
disposition in person in the Dockets Office between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 
p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays.
    FAA Order 7400.11B, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, and 
subsequent amendments can be viewed on line at http://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/. For further information, you can contact the 
Airspace Policy Group, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 
Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC, 20591; telephone: (202) 267-
8783. The Order is also available for inspection at the National 
Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the 
availability of FAA Order 7400.11B at NARA, call (202) 741-6030, or go 
to https://www.archives.gov/federal-register/cfr/ibr-locations.html.
    FAA Order 7400.11, Airspace Designations and Reporting Points, is 
published yearly and effective on September 15.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Fornito, Operations Support 
Group, Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, 1701 
Columbia Ave., College Park, GA 30337; telephone (404) 305-6364.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Authority for This Rulemaking

    The FAA's authority to issue rules regarding aviation safety is 
found in Title 49 of the United States Code. Subtitle I, Section 106 
describes the authority of the FAA Administrator. Subtitle VII, 
Aviation Programs, describes in more detail the scope of the agency's 
authority. This rulemaking is promulgated under the authority described 
in Subtitle VII, Part A, Subpart I, Section 40103. Under that section, 
the FAA is charged with prescribing regulations to assign the use of 
airspace necessary to ensure the safety of aircraft and the efficient 
use of airspace. This regulation is within the scope of that authority 
as it would amend Class D and E airspace at Beaver County Airport, 
Beaver Falls, PA, and Class E airspace at Zelienople Municipal Airport, 
Zelienople, PA, to support IFR operations at these airports.

Comments Invited

    Interested persons are invited to comment on this rule by 
submitting such written data, views, or arguments, as they may desire. 
Comments that provide the factual basis supporting the views and 
suggestions presented are particularly helpful in developing reasoned 
regulatory decisions on the proposal. Comments are specifically invited 
on the overall regulatory, aeronautical, economic, environmental, and 
energy-related aspects of the proposal.
    Communications should identify both docket numbers and be submitted 
in triplicate to the address listed above. You may also submit comments 
through the internet at http://www.regulations.gov.
    Persons wishing the FAA to acknowledge receipt of their comments on 
this action must submit with those comments a self-addressed stamped 
postcard on which the following statement is made: ``Comments to Docket 
No. FAA-2017-0954; Airspace Docket No. 17-AEA-16.'' The postcard will 
be date/time stamped and returned to the commenter.
    All communications received before the specified closing date for 
comments will be considered before taking action on the proposed rule. 
The proposal contained in this notice may be changed in light of the 
comments received. A report summarizing each substantive public contact 
with FAA personnel concerned with this rulemaking will be filed in the 
docket.

Availability of NPRMs

    An electronic copy of this document may be downloaded through the 
internet at http://www.regulations.gov. Recently published rulemaking 
documents can also be accessed through the FAA's web page at http://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publications/airspace_amendments/.
    You may review the public docket containing the proposal, any 
comments received, and any final disposition in person in the Dockets 
Office (see the ADDRESSES section for address and phone number) between 
9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal 
holidays. An informal docket may also be examined between 8:00 a.m. and 
4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except federal holidays at the office 
of the Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, room 
350, 1701 Columbia Avenue, College Park, GA 30337.

Availability and Summary of Documents for Incorporation by Reference

    This document proposes to amend FAA Order 7400.11B, Airspace 
Designations and Reporting Points, dated August 3, 2017, and effective 
September 15, 2017. FAA Order 7400.11B is publicly available as listed 
in the ADDRESSES section of this document. FAA Order 7400.11B lists 
Class A, B, C, D, and E airspace areas, air traffic service routes, and 
reporting points.

The Proposal

    The FAA is considering an amendment to Title 14, Code of Federal 
Regulations (14 CFR) part 71 to amend Class E airspace extending upward 
from 700 feet or more above the surface of removing University of 
Pittsburg Medical Center Beaver Valley Heliport, contained within the 
Beaver County Airport airspace description, as the heliport has closed. 
Also, the term Airport/Facility Directory would be replaced with Chart 
Supplement, and exclusionary language would be removed from the 
airspace description, in the associated Class D and E airspace.
    Additionally, the geographic coordinates of the Ellwood City VORTAC 
would be adjusted in the associated Class E airspace to be in concert 
with the FAA's aeronautical database.
    Finally, the Zelienople Municipal Airport, (formerly Zelienople 
Airport), Zelienople, PA, name change would be recognized, and the 
geographic coordinates of the airport would be adjusted to coincide 
with the FAA's aeronautical database. Exclusionary language also would 
be removed from the airspace description as it is not needed to 
describe the boundary.
    Class D and E airspace designations are published in Paragraphs 
5000, 6004, and 6005, respectively, of FAA Order 7400.11B, dated August 
3, 2017, and effective September 15, 2017, which is incorporated by 
reference in 14 CFR 71.1. The Class E airspace designation listed in 
this document will be published subsequently in the Order.

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Regulatory Notices and Analyses

    The FAA has determined that this proposed regulation only involves 
an established body of technical regulations for which frequent and 
routine amendments are necessary to keep them operationally current. 
It, therefore: (1) Is not a ``significant regulatory action'' under 
Executive Order 12866; (2) is not a ``significant rule'' under DOT 
Regulatory Policies and Procedures (44 FR 11034; February 26, 1979); 
and (3) does not warrant preparation of a Regulatory Evaluation as the 
anticipated impact is so minimal. Since this is a routine matter that 
will only affect air traffic procedures and air navigation, it is 
certified that this proposed rule, when promulgated, will not have a 
significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities 
under the criteria of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.

Environmental Review

    This proposal will be subject to an environmental analysis in 
accordance with FAA Order 1050.1F, ``Environmental Impacts: Policies 
and Procedures'' prior to any FAA final regulatory action.

Lists of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71

    Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air).

The Proposed Amendment

    In consideration of the foregoing, the Federal Aviation 
Administration proposes to amend 14 CFR part 71 as follows:

PART 71--DESIGNATION OF CLASS A, B, C, D, AND E AIRSPACE AREAS; AIR 
TRAFFIC SERVICE ROUTES; AND REPORTING POINTS

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1. The authority citation for part 71 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g); 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 
10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959-1963 Comp., p. 389.


Sec.  71.1  [Amended]

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2. The incorporation by reference in 14 CFR 71.1 of Federal Aviation 
Administration Order 7400.11B, Airspace Designations and Reporting 
Points, dated August 3, 2017, and effective September 15, 2017, is 
amended as follows:

Paragraph 5000 Class D Airspace.

* * * * *

AEA PA D Beaver Falls, PA [Amended]

Beaver County Airport, PA
    (Lat. 40[deg]46'21'' N, long. 80[deg]23'29'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface to and including 
3,800 feet MSL within a 3.9-mile radius of the Beaver County 
Airport. This Class D airspace area is effective during the specific 
dates and times established in advance by a Notice to Airmen. The 
effective date and time will thereafter be continuously published in 
the Chart Supplement.

Paragraph 6004 Class E Airspace Designated as an Extension to Class 
D or E Surface Area.

* * * * *

AEA PA E4 Beaver Falls, PA [Amended]

Beaver County Airport, PA
    (Lat. 40[deg]46'21'' N, long. 80[deg]23'29'' W)
Ellwood City VORTAC
    (Lat. 40[deg]49'30'' N, long. 80[deg]12'41'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from the surface within 1.3 miles 
each side of the Ellwood City VORTAC 248[deg] radial extending from 
the 3.9-mile radius of Beaver County Airport to 1.3 miles west of 
the VORTAC. This Class E airspace area is effective during the 
specific dates and times established in advance by a Notice to 
Airmen. The effective date and time will thereafter be continuously 
published in the Chart Supplement.

Paragraph 6005 Class E Airspace Areas Extending Upward From 700 
Feet or More Above the Surface of the Earth.

* * * * *

AEA PA E5 Beaver Falls, PA [Amended]

Beaver County Airport, PA
    (Lat. 40[deg]46'21'' N, long. 80[deg]23'29'' W)
Ellwood City VORTAC
    (Lat. 40[deg]49'30'' N, long. 80[deg]12'42'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 6.4-mile radius of Beaver County Airport, and within 1.8-
miles each side of Ellwood City VORTAC 248[deg] radial extending 
from the 6.4-mile radius to the VORTAC.
* * * * *

AEA PA E5 Zelienople, PA [Amended]

Zelienople Municipal Airport, PA
    (Lat. 40[deg]48'07'' N, long. 80[deg]09'39'' W)

    That airspace extending upward from 700 feet above the surface 
within a 6-mile radius of Zelienople Municipal Airport.

    Issued in College Park, Georgia, on March 14, 2018.
Ryan W. Almasy,
Manager, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic 
Organization.
[FR Doc. 2018-06389 Filed 3-29-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4910-13-P